2016 Trillium Book Award Winners Announced

Looking for a new read? The Trillium Book Award recently announced their winners of best novels and books of poetry from Ontario authors. We wrote about the nominees for this year’s awards in a previous post.

Mark Sakamoto, David Ménard, Véronique-Marie Kaye, Soraya Peerbaye, Kevin Hardcastle and Karen Thorne-Stone Trillium Book Award
Mark Sakamoto, David Ménard, Véronique-Marie Kaye, Soraya Peerbaye, Kevin Hardcastle and Karen Thorne-Stone

Founded by the Ontario government in 1987, the Trillium Book Award rewards excellence, supports a book’s marketing efforts and also promotes the high quality and diversity of writing coming from local authors. Ontario authors bring in $1,23 billion in revenue which is almost 2/3 of Canada’s total publishing revenue.

The Trillium book Award is managed by the Ontario Media Development Corporation. The OMDC is part of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport which facilitates economic development opportunities for Ontario’s cultural media industries including book and magazine publishing, film and television, music and interactive digital media industries.

Previous winners of the award have included Margaret Atwood, Austin Clarke, Thomas King, Alice Munro, Michael Ondaatje and Wayson Choy.

Here are the 2016 Trillium Book Award Winners.

Kevin Hardcastle Trillium Book Award
Kevin Hardcastle

Trillium Book Award in English-language is:

Kevin Hardcastle, Debris (Biblioasis)

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Mark Sakamoto, Véronique-Marie Kaye and Denise Truax Trillium Book Award
Mark Sakamoto, Véronique-Marie Kaye and Denise Truax

Trillium Book Award in French-language is:

Véronique-Marie Kaye, Marjorie Chalifoux (Éditions Prise de parole)

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Mark Sakamoto, Aga Maksimowska and Soraya Peerbaye
Mark Sakamoto, Aga Maksimowska and Soraya Peerbaye

English-language winner for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry is:

Soraya Peerbaye, Tell: poems for a girlhood (Pedlar Press)

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Mark Sakamoto, David Ménard and Michel-Rémi Lafond
Mark Sakamoto, David Ménard and Michel-Rémi Lafond

Trillium Book Award for Poetry in French-language is:

David Ménard, Neuvaines (Les Éditions L’Interligne)

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Learn more about the Trillium Book Award from their website.

 

 

 

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